• Published On: April 5, 2023

    A Brief History of OT Occupational Therapy (OT) was established as a healthcare field in the 1900s following the First World War. It began as a way to rehabilitate soldiers experiencing PTSD (“shell shock”) and limb loss. Early Occupational Therapists used arts and crafts as a way to rehabilitate and allow for self-expression, a therapeutic [...]

  • Published On: March 31, 2023

    To paraphrase an ancient Eastern proverb: “All individuals, in many respects, are like no other individuals, like some other individuals, and like all other individuals.” Diversity often refers to a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds that describes various aspects of how people see themselves and are seen by others. Neurodiversity is perhaps [...]

  • Published On: January 20, 2023

    What is ABA Therapy? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis.  It is a science in which the principles of learning and behavior are applied to create socially significant change in behavior to a meaningful degree. ABA is backed by many decades of research and is constantly evolving.  It can be applied in any setting, to [...]

  • Published On: January 20, 2023

    Dear caregiver, Hi there! Welcome to InBloom! We might find you reading this letter thinking of some of the following questions: Where do I start?  What in the world is ABA? What is this going to look like for me and my family?  We are here to help and let’s dive head first into these [...]

  • Published On: January 20, 2023

      Welcome to your ABA journey! We are excited that you have just begun ABA services for your child or are maybe just researching what ABA is all about. Either way, we hope this post gives you more knowledge on the aspect of caregiver involvement within your child’s ABA services.  What's in a Name? It [...]

  • Published On: January 5, 2023

      You found a wonderful place for your child to begin receiving Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy; that’s awesome! But who is your clinical team? When you hear about all of the team members who will be a part of your support system, you may wonder where these individuals fall within the support hierarchy. We [...]

  • Published On: February 7, 2022

    Talking directly about your kiddo’s autism diagnosis ensures your child is learning from the most significant people in their life.

  • Published On: November 11, 2021

      Like most of us, you probably did not plan or prepare for your child's autism diagnosis. You may have decided to seek an autism spectrum disorder evaluation for your child because you knew that they were struggling in fundamental ways. Maybe a family member has shared a concern about your child's development. However, perhaps [...]

  • Published On: November 3, 2021

    "It is best to view individuals in terms of their skill profiles rather than their labels" Labels. We all use them to describe others and to describe ourselves. “My teacher is so strict; he is such a stickler for due dates.” “I’m late on my assignment because I’m lazy.” We live in a world surrounded [...]

  • Published On: June 22, 2021

    Human behavior is dynamic; we are always moving, posturing, and changing facial expressions. While engaging in constant movement we…